Origami Gulls


The-Gulls-7The warm weather birds are returning. And while the land, too, has returned from under the snow, the rivers and lakes are still holding vast expanses of ice. I was watching these seagulls bickering, swooping and foraging at the open edges of the water, catching little fish and the lovely afternoon light. Some of the slow-shutter-speed images made me think of paper cranes which explains the title ‘Origami Gulls’.








© Karen McRae, 2015

21 thoughts on “Origami Gulls

  1. These birds make such wonderful, intriguing shapes Karen – the movement and speed gives such a sense of joy and the awakening of spring. Wonderful juddering repeating patterns and abstract forms.

  2. Ah, the second to last one with the Degas composition and the highlights stitched throughout. Just magical. And the last one had me saying out loud, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”.
    “He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom flight…” ~Richard Bach
    Mystically beautiful, as always.

  3. What a great way to take this idea..particularly love the last but one – again as with so many of your images I want to see them large in an open gallery space..

  4. I love your title, Karen. Very fitting. In addition to capturing the graceful shapes, the light on them is gorgeous. I wish I still new how to make a paper crane.

  5. What joyful, unfettered beauty. I love the way Nature’s creatures are always most beautiful simply by being themselves, in the most extravagantly ordinary fashion. Thank you for capturing and sharing these! ❤

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